Gov. Brown announces deployment of up to 400 National Guard members

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TOPSHOT – A US Customs and Border Protection agent watches from near the end of the border structure which runs into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California as people visit the beach in La Playa, Mexico on April 17, 2018 a day after California rejected plans by the federal government for National Guard troops […]

Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday announced that California will deploy up to 400 National Guard members to fight transnational crime within the state, along the coast, and the border. 

In a statement, the Governor’s order specifies that the National Guard will “will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier.”

Officials say some Guard members are expected to deploy before the end of the month and that the mission will continue until at least September 30, 2018, which is the end of the fiscal year. 

The order also says the location of the Guard troops, as well as the number specifically working in support of operations within the state, along the coast, and at the U.S.-Mexico border, “will continue to be dictated by the needs on the ground.”

>> To read the full text of the order issued by Governor Brown, click here. 

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